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The Valley Breeze & Observer 01-10-2019

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14 SPORTS & RECREATION JANUARY 10-16, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER Former Ponaganset High athletic director ALLEN HUESTIS, second from left, was inducted into the 10th class of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Hall of Fame on Dec. 18 at the 49th annual National Athletic Directors Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Huestis, who was inducted into the Ponaganset Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012, retired as the Chieftains' athletic director in 2003 after nearly 40 years of service to the school district, 22 as the A.D.. In 2011, Huestis was also inducted into the RIIAAA (R.I. Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) Hall of Fame. Among those who joined Huestis for his Hall of Fame presentation were, from left, wife ROSEMARY HUESTIS, granddaugh- ter LILYAN SCHIAVONE, daughter KARA SCHIAVONE, and son-in-law KEVIN SCHIAVONE. SENTINELS From Page 12 like to do well at meets, so that's a bonus." In the girls' victory last Thursday over the Townies, the Sentinels captured all 11 events, with LaFlamme, Devlin, and Blakely each claiming a pair of events. LaFlamme captured the 50-yard freestyle in 28.1 seconds and the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:08.32; Devlin seized the 100- yard breaststroke in 1:22.44 and 200-yard freestyle in 2:18.18, and Blakely won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.48 and the 200-yard indi- vidual medley in 2:20.73. LaFlamme, Devlin, and Blakely also teamed up with senior Emma DeCoste to win the 200-yard med- ley relay in 2:05.59 and senior Kelsie Crough to capture the 400- yard freestyle relay in 4:32.50. Also winning events were the 200-yard freestyle relay team of junior Shaylee Costa, sophomore Dana-Lee Harrington, DiDonato, and DeCoste (2:08.40), Harrington in the 500-yard freestyle (6:44.58), and DeCoste in the 100-yard free- style (1:03.86). The boys, who fell to East Providence, 57-22, saw Iannuzzi take first place in the 200-yard I.M. in 2:50.84. The good times continued for the Sentinels on Monday after- noon, as both teams were able to sweep Mount Saint Charles at the Woonsocket YMCA's pool. The girls captured 10 of the 11 events to defeat the Mounties, 53-41, and the boys posted a 30-16 win in their meet. The girls' team had four swimmers win multiple events: LaFlamme in the 50-yard freestyle (28.92 seconds) and 100-yard backstroke (1:12.81), Devlin in the 100-yard freestyle (1:03.28) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:21:27), Blakely in the 100-yard butter- fly (1:07.64) and 200-yard I.M. (2:25.49), and Harrington in the 200-yard (2:35.80) and 500-yard (6:50.13) freestyles. LaFlamme, Devlin, Blakely, and Harrington also teamed up to win the 200-yard medley (2:13.63) and 400-yard (4:36.12) freestyle relay events. On the boys' side, the relay team of juniors Mike Mancino, Chris Cassidy, Bottone, and Iannuzzi captured the 200-yard (2:16.05) and 400-yard (5:30.12) events, and Bottone also captured the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:29.96. "I think we'll struggle against some of the upper teams until we grow up a little bit," Apici remarked. "We'll be like second-year sophomores by the end of the year, so hopefully, we'll win what we need to win to make the playoffs. And then, as always, we'll see what happens in the playoffs." The Spartans, who began this week with games against Rogers and Lincoln, will host St. Patrick Academy on Friday at 7 p.m. "I have a great bunch of kids, I truly do," said Apici, who is expecting a good second half to his team's season. "They work hard. (There is) nothing but upside for this program." SPARTANS From Page 13 NIAAA Hall of Fame welcomes Allen Huestis The Providence Gridiron Club's MVP NIGHT was recently held at the Quonset "O" Club in North Kingstown. The club honored the offensive and defensive Most Valuable Players from the state's 44 football-playing high schools. Attending the awards ceremony were, from left, Scituate High offensive MVP SEAN WARD, left, Ponaganset High defensive MVP MATTHEW FERREIRA, center, and Ponaganset offensive MVP JEREMY STONE. Complete Veterinary Care for Over 50 Years Well Exams • Vaccinations • Acupuncture • Simple and Complex Medical Cases Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgeries On Site Access to Specialist for Ultrasound and Complex Surgeries New Patients Welcome Now offering extended office hours by appointment to better serve you. Emergency appointments during regular business hours. 561 West Greenville Rd. North Scituate, RI 401-647-3500 clients@ HOURS: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Winter Ball Christmas Ball • Solstice Ball • Company Party Tis the Season to be Jolly & Smart... Why buy when you can rent? 2044 Smith St., North Providence, RI (401) 231-2370 Tuxedo or Suit $ 45 Your Choice

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